MER Coordinator GAA Project Jobs – Plan International

Job Title:      MER Coordinator
Organization: Plan
International
Project Name: Girls’
Advocacy Alliance (GAA) project
Duty Station: Kamuli, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
About US:
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the
oldest and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in
the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the
Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.
Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential
in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent,
with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
About GAA
Project:
Plan International is implementing a five-year youth-led Girls Advocacy
Alliance (GAA) project in partnership with Restless Development and Terres Des
Hommes. The programme will promote a youth-led approach to building capacity of
CSOs and generate evidence that will be used to engage with key decision makers
and hold them accountable on girls’ economic and protection rights.
Job Summary: The MER
Coordinator will be a resource in the GAA Project Team to provide support to Plan
International Uganda and partner staff on all M&E and communications
activities which contribute to the overall goal of the project. This will
include providing support with planning and review, capacity building,
development of monitoring tools and communication material for advocacy and
learning as well as data collection and reporting of the project activities, as
well as knowledge management. The MER
Coordinator will be responsible for
the M&E and communications function of the project including production
of programme publications and maintenance of the programme resource centre. The
jobholder is fosters integration of
programme, M&E and communication activities. The incumbent facilitates the development of strong internal
linkages within Plan International Uganda and partner staff and external
linkages e.g. with media for effective communication and M&E of the
project.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Leads the process of developing a monitoring and
evaluation plan and frameworks for the project.
·        
The jobholder supports Plan International Uganda
and implementing partners to streamline M&E systems for effective execution
of M&E function.
·        
Develops indicators, monitoring frameworks and
tools for the project.
·        
Implements
the project M&E framework and coordinate tasks and processes for
monitoring project progress.
·        
The incumbent leads and manages documentation of
the project data/information.
·        
Mentors and trains and coaches Plan
International Uganda staff and partner staff on use of the M&E framework,
data collection and documentation tools.
·        
Offer technical support and assistance to
project staff on participatory monitoring methodologies with children and
communities.
·        
Supports project baseline, mid-term reviews and
final evaluations of the highest quality as per M&E framework.
·        
Records and analyses project monitoring data to
support effective project reporting and decision making.
·        
Develops project progress reports in a close
collaboration with the Project Manager.
·        
Takes
a lead in documentation of project successes, best practices, case
studies, lessons learnt and reflections from the project to enhance learning.
·        
The incumbent leads joint supervision missions
·        
Conducts project data quality
assessments/audits.
·        
Coordinates, compiles and disseminates M&E
information needed for periodic project planning.
·        
Supports work and budgets planning under the
supervision of the project manager.
·        
Supports the preparations and modifications of
Project Outlines.
·        
Offers support in the coordination of all GAA
communication.
·        
Shares
project information, updates and progress in a close collaboration with
the Project Manager to enhance project accountability to stakeholders.
·        
Manages all the social media communications for
the project.
·Organises,
coordinates and implements project national and international level events and
profiles the project activities both in local and international media networks.
·        
Collates the needed data/information to support
development of cases to advance advocacy efforts for the project.
Dealing with Problems:
·        
Planning and timely response on different
communication and M&E aspects, working together with diverse teams and
departments.
·        
Quality of monitoring and evaluation of the
project to inform design.
·        
Building the projects’ research capacity.
·        
Developing
the capabilities of Plan International Uganda project staff and partner
MER staff.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant for the Plan International MER
Coordinator career opportunity should preferably hold a bachelor’s degree with
Honours in Mass Communications, Journalism, Public Relations and any other
relevant fields from a recognised institution
·        
Additional
training on relevant M&E and communication software (MS office, In
design, Acrobat, Internet, web).
·        
A minimum of four years relevant work experience
in performing both communications and M&E functions of a project.
·        
Previous
exposure and experience in supporting partner organisations to conduct
communications and M&E activities.
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of current
communication issues and trends, particularly in the humanitarian sector.
·        
Knowledge of environment and current effective
practice on monitoring & evaluation.
·        
Good knowledge of how the media and journalists
work in Uganda.
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of child rights
and development.
·        
Ability to effectively prioritise and execute
tasks in a high-pressure environment to drive results
·        
Knowledge of relevant statutory and regulatory
requirements
·        
Flexibility
to respond effectively to unforeseen circumstances
·        
Critical thinking, problem solving, analytical
and negotiation skills
·        
Excellent written and verbal communications
skills
·        
Ability to multitask, lead and motivate
co-workers
·        
IT literacy especially in the use of social
media e.g. facebook, twitter, blogging, etc.
·        
Pro-active and highly committed to monitoring
and sharing the project’s work
·        
Fluency in English and good working knowledge of
local languages spoken in Uganda.
·        
Open to feedback and willing to try new
approaches for programme communications.
·        
Understands Plan International Uganda’s needs
and behaves strategically.
·        
Ability to work with minimum supervision.
·        
Demonstrate
behaviour that embrace Child-centeredness, Community participation and
partnership.
·        
Promotes creativity, innovation and learning.
·        
Willing to travel throughout Uganda.
·        
Supports learning and sharing and knowledge
management.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of
application, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of
relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus
salary history and send to:
The Ag. Country Human Resources Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org.
NB: Only short-listed
applicants will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in
case you do not hear from us by 30th November 2016.
Deadline: 2nd September, 2016
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